Posted by: bluesyemre | February 1, 2016

Beyond #Books: The Extended Academic Benefits of #Library Use for First-Year College Students


The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether there are relationships between first year college students’ use of academic libraries and four academic outcomes: academic
engagement, engagement in scholarly activities, academic skills development, and grade point average. The results of regression analyses suggest students’ use of books (collection loans, ebooks, and inter-library loans) and web-based services (database, journal, and library website log-ins) had the most positive and significant relationships with academic outcomes. Students’ use of reference services was positively associated with their academic engagement and academic skills while enrollment in library courses was positively associated with grade point averages.

Click to access crl16-844.full.pdf

Click to access crl16-844.full.pdf

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